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  1. In lower vertebrates, steroid-induced oocyte maturation is considered to involve membrane-bound progestin receptors. Two totally distinct classes of putative membrane-bound progestin receptors have been report...

    Authors: Brigitte Mourot, Thaovi Nguyen, Alexis Fostier and Julien Bobe

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2006 4:6

    Content type: Research

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  2. The reverse transcriptase of telomerase (Tert) controls telomerase activity maintaining the end of linear chromosomes in eukaryotic cells. Telomerase function is highly active in undifferentiated multipotent s...

    Authors: Eva Pericuesta, Miguel Angel Ramírez, Ana Villa-Diaz, Aroa Relaño-Gines, Juan Maria Torres, Marta Nieto, Belen Pintado and Alfonso Gutiérrez-Adán

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2006 4:5

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  3. The objective of this study was to investigate whether the steroid hormone(s) secreted from cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) is a prerequisite for bovine oocyte maturation and cumulus expansion using aminoglute...

    Authors: Hai Feng Wang, Naoki Isobe, Kanako Kumamoto, Hideaki Yamashiro, Yasuhisa Yamashita and Takato Terada

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2006 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  4. Combinations of progesterone, lutenizing hormone releasing hormone analogue (LHRHa), human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), and the dopamine-2 (DA2) receptor antagonist 1-[1-[4,4-bis(4-Fluorophenyl)butyl]-4-pipe...

    Authors: Robert K Browne, Hong Li, Jessica Seratt and Andrew Kouba

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2006 4:3

    Content type: Research

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  5. Neutrophils infiltrate the endometrium pre-menstrually and after long-term progestin only-contraceptive (LTPOC) treatment. Trafficking of neutrophils involves endothelial cell-expressed intercellular adhesion ...

    Authors: Frederick Schatz, Graciela Krikun, Rebecca N Baergen, Hilary OD Critchley, Edward Kuczynski and Charles J Lockwood

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2006 4:2

    Content type: Research

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  6. The human endometrium is an important site for contact between the host and pathogens ascending the reproductive tract, and thus plays an important role in female reproductive tract immunity. Previous work in ...

    Authors: Margaret J Lesmeister, Rebecca L Jorgenson, Steven L Young and Michael L Misfeldt

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:74

    Content type: Research

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  7. Activins stimulate the synthesis of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in pituitary gonadotropes, at least in part, by inducing transcription of its beta subunit (Fshb). Evidence from several laboratories studyin...

    Authors: A Jesse Gore, Daniel P Philips, William L Miller and Daniel J Bernard

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:73

    Content type: Research

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  8. The enzyme cytochrome P450 aromatase, catalysing the conversion of androgens into estrogens, has been detected in normal human testicular cells suggesting a physiological role of local estrogen biosynthesis on...

    Authors: Vittoria Rago, Francesco Romeo, Saveria Aquila, Daniela Montanaro, Sebastiano Andò and Amalia Carpino

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:72

    Content type: Research

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  9. We studied the benefit of using in vitro matured metaphase I (MI) oocytes for ICSI in patients with a maximum of 6 mature metaphase II (MII) oocytes at retrieval.

    Authors: Leen Vanhoutte, Petra De Sutter, Josiane Van der Elst and Marc Dhont

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:71

    Content type: Research

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  10. Spermatogenesis is an androgen-dependent process, yet the molecular mechanisms of androgens' actions in testis are poorly understood. Transgenic mice overexpressing rat androgen-binding protein (ABP) in their ...

    Authors: Peter Petrusz, Durairaj A Jeyaraj and Gail Grossman

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:70

    Content type: Research

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  11. Oocyte maturation in lower vertebrates is triggered by maturation-inducing hormone (MIH), which acts on unidentified receptors on the oocyte surface and induces the activation of maturation-promoting factor (M...

    Authors: Toshinobu Tokumoto, Mika Tokumoto and Yoshitaka Nagahama

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:69

    Content type: Research

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  12. Prolactin-related proteins (PRPs) are specific proteins of the growth hormone/prolactin (GH/PRL) family in bovine placenta. This study reports the identification and sequencing of a full-length cDNA for two ne...

    Authors: Koichi Ushizawa, Toru Takahashi, Misa Hosoe, Kanako Kaneyama and Kazuyoshi Hashizume

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:68

    Content type: Research

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  13. Human spermatozoa generate low levels of reactive oxygen species in order to stimulate key events, such as tyrosine phosphorylation, associated with sperm capacitation. However, if the generation of these pote...

    Authors: Mark A Baker and R John Aitken

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:67

    Content type: Review

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  14. Although Calbindin-D9k (CaBP-9k), a cytosolic calcium binding protein which has calcium binding sites, is expressed in various tissues, i.e., intestine, uterus, and placenta, potential roles of this gene and i...

    Authors: Kyung-Chul Choi, Peter CK Leung and Eui-Bae Jeung

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:66

    Content type: Review

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  15. Recent work has shown that mitochondrial biogenesis and mitochondrial functions are critical determinants of embryonic development. However, the expression of the factors controlling mitochondrial biogenesis i...

    Authors: Pascale May-Panloup, Xavier Vignon, Marie-Françoise Chrétien, Yvan Heyman, Manoel Tamassia, Yves Malthièry and Pascal Reynier

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:65

    Content type: Research

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  16. Membrane progestin receptors are involved in oocyte maturation in teleosts. However, the maturation-inducing steroid (MIS) does not appear to be conserved among species and several progestins may fulfill this ...

    Authors: A Håkan Berg, Peter Thomas and Per-Erik Olsson

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:64

    Content type: Research

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  17. The safety and tolerability of a new highly purified, urine-derived human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) preparation [Menopur(R)] was compared with a currently available hMG [Repronex (R)] in women undergoing i...

    Authors: William R Keye, Bobby Webster, Richard Dickey, Stephen Somkuti, Jack Crain and M Joseph Scobey

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:62

    Content type: Research

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  18. The use of mixed or blended protocols, that utilize both FSH and hMG, for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation is increasing in use. To reduce the number of injections a patient must administer, many physicians...

    Authors: M Joseph Scobey, Elizabeth Raike and Dennis C Marshall

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:61

    Content type: Research

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  19. The gut hormone, ghrelin, is involved in the neuroendocrine and metabolic responses to hunger. In monogastric species, circulating ghrelin levels show clear meal-related and body weight-related changes. The pa...

    Authors: David W Miller, Joanne L Harrison, Yvonne A Brown, Una Doyle, Alanna Lindsay, Clare L Adam and Richard G Lea

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:60

    Content type: Research

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  20. The objectives of this study were to develop an easy and rapid method for measuring gene expression in a small number of cells by real-time PCR without RNA extraction and purification, and to use this method t...

    Authors: Kanako Kumamoto, Haifeng Wang, Hideaki Yamashiro and Takato Terada

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:59

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. Isoflavones, the most abundant phytoestrogens in soy foods, are structurally similar to 17beta-estradiol. Few studies have examined the nociception and stress hormone responses after consumption of soy isoflav...

    Authors: Lihong Bu, Kenneth DR Setchell and Edwin D Lephart

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:58

    Content type: Research

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  22. During the female reproductive cycle, follicular development and corpus luteum formation crucially depend on the fast generation of new blood vessels. The importance of granulosa cells and follicular fluid in ...

    Authors: Ruth Gruemmer, Karin Motejlek, Daniela Berghaus, Herbert A Weich and Joseph Neulen

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:57

    Content type: Research

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  23. The implantation process involves complex and synchronized molecular and cellular events between the uterus and the implanting embryo. These events are regulated by paracrine and autocrine factors. Trophoblast...

    Authors: Elsebeth Staun-Ram and Eliezer Shalev

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:56

    Content type: Review

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  24. The growing interest in human reproduction and the identity of the embryo have prompted us to bring some considerations to the attention of scientists. In particular, we focus on the interactive relationship b...

    Authors: Luana Paulesu, Francesca Ietta and Felice Petraglia

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:55

    Content type: Debate

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  25. Clinical utilization of ovulation stimulation to facilitate the ability of a couple to conceive has not only provided a valuable therapeutic approach, but has also yielded extensive information on the physiolo...

    Authors: Mohamed FM Mitwally, Robert F Casper and Michael P Diamond

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:54

    Content type: Review

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  26. TGF-beta is a multifunctional growth factor involved in regulating a variety of cellular activities. Unlike mammals, the function of TGF-beta in the reproduction of lower vertebrates, such as fish, is not clea...

    Authors: Gurneet Kohli, Eric Clelland and Chun Peng

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:53

    Content type: Research

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  27. Evidence supporting a role for estrogen in male reproductive tract development and function has been collected from rodents and humans. These studies fall into three categories: i) localization of aromatase an...

    Authors: Benson T Akingbemi

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:51

    Content type: Review

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  28. The daily pattern of nursing of the rabbit pup by the doe is the most important event in the day for the newborn and is neatly anticipated by them. Such anticipation presumably needs a close correlation with c...

    Authors: Pilar Cano, Vanesa Jiménez-Ortega, Maria P Álvarez, Mario Alvariño, Daniel P Cardinali and Ana I Esquifino

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:50

    Content type: Research

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  29. We aimed to combine the generation of "artificial" antibodies with a rat pituitary bioassay as a new strategy to overcome 20 years of difficulties in the purification of gonadotrophin surge-attenuating factor ...

    Authors: Tarja Sorsa-Leslie, Helen D Mason, William J Harris and Paul A Fowler

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:49

    Content type: Research

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  30. Testicular development is arrested in the hypogonadal (hpg) mouse due to a congenital deficiency in hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) synthesis. Chronic treatment of male hpg mice with estradi...

    Authors: Margaret O Nwagwu, Helen Baines, Jeffrey B Kerr and Francis JP Ebling

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:48

    Content type: Research

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  31. We have previously shown that suspension culture prevents follicle flattening and maintains three-dimensional follicle architecture better than culture on flat plates. However, many of the follicles cultured i...

    Authors: Matthew Heise, Richard Koepsel, Alan J Russell and Elizabeth A McGee

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:47

    Content type: Research

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  32. High altitude is associated with both low pulse oxygen saturation at birth and more pre-term deliveries. The present study was performed to determine pulse oxygen saturation in newborns at term in Cerro de Pas...

    Authors: Gustavo F Gonzales and Amelia Salirrosas

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:46

    Content type: Review

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  33. Endometriosis is a common gynaecological disorder characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. The fragments in normal menstruation are composed of necrotic and living cells, whic...

    Authors: M Cecilia Johnson, Marisa Torres, Alessandra Alves, Ketty Bacallao, Ariel Fuentes, Margarita Vega and M Angélica Boric

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:45

    Content type: Research

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  34. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine and metabolic disorder associated with ovulatory dysfunction, abdominal obesity, hyperandrogenism, hypertension, and insulin resistance.

    Authors: Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Karolina Ploj, Britt-Mari Larsson and Agneta Holmäng

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:44

    Content type: Research

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  35. Controlled oxidation, such as disulfide bond formation in sperm nuclei and during ovulation, plays a fundamental role in mammalian reproduction. Excess oxidation, however, causes oxidative stress, resulting in...

    Authors: Junichi Fujii, Yoshihito Iuchi and Futoshi Okada

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:43

    Content type: Review

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  36. While mammalian cortical granules are important in fertilization, their biochemical composition and functions are not fully understood. We previously showed that the ABL2 antibody, made against zona free mouse...

    Authors: Min Liu, Andrea Oh, Patricia Calarco, Michiyuki Yamada, Scott A Coonrod and Prue Talbot

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:42

    Content type: Research

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  37. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are a family of transcription factors involved in varied and diverse processes such as steroidogenesis, angiogenesis, tissue remodeling, cell cycle, apop...

    Authors: Carolyn M Komar

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:41

    Content type: Review

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  38. In pregnant rats, structural luteal regression takes place after parturition and is associated with cell death by apoptosis. We have recently shown that the hormonal environment is responsible for the fate of ...

    Authors: Alicia A Goyeneche and Carlos M Telleria

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:40

    Content type: Research

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  39. Human cervical ripening is an inflammatory process. In labour at term the mRNA-levels and protein concentrations for interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-8 in cervix significantly increase. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Susanne Abelin Törnblom, Aurelija Klimaviciute, Birgitta Byström, Milan Chromek, Annelie Brauner and Gunvor Ekman-Ordeberg

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:39

    Content type: Research

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  40. Nourishing "Yin"-Removing "Fire" Chinese Herb Mixture, a traditional herb-based formulation, has been successfully used for the management of idiopathic true precocious puberty (IPP) for more than thirty years...

    Authors: Zhanzhuang Tian, Hong Zhao, Yan Sun, Depei Cai and Boying Chen

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:38

    Content type: Research

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  41. Although 11-ketotestosterone is a potent androgen and induces male secondary sex characteristics in many teleosts, androgen receptors with high binding affinity for 11-ketotestosterone or preferential activati...

    Authors: Per-Erik Olsson, A Håkan Berg, Jonas von Hofsten, Birgitta Grahn, Anna Hellqvist, Anders Larsson, Johnny Karlsson, Carina Modig, Bertil Borg and Peter Thomas

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:37

    Content type: Research

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  42. Polycystic ovaries (PCO) and their clinical expression (the polycystic ovary syndrome [PCOS]) as well as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are common medical conditions linked through insulin resistance. We stud...

    Authors: Abdul H Zargar, Vipin K Gupta, Arshad I Wani, Shariq R Masoodi, Mir I Bashir, Bashir A Laway, Mohammad A Ganie and Mohammad Salahuddin

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:35

    Content type: Research

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  43. Interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) mediates diverse functions in bone marrow-derived phagocytes, including phagocytosis and microbe destruction. This cytokine has also been detected at implantation sites under both ...

    Authors: Andréa Albieri, Mara S Hoshida, Sonia M Gagioti, Eduardo C Leanza, Ises Abrahamsohn, Anne Croy, Ali A Ashkar and Estela Bevilacqua

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:34

    Content type: Research

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  44. Preterm birth is the primary cause of the neonatal mortality and morbidity. There will be no preterm birth without a cervical softening. Nitric oxide (NO) is shown to be a mediator of term cervical ripening. T...

    Authors: Susanne Abelin Törnblom, Holger Maul, Aurelija Klimaviciute, Robert E Garfield, Birgitta Byström, Anders Malmström and Gunvor Ekman-Ordeberg

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:33

    Content type: Research

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  45. While transmission ratio distortion, TRD, (a deviation from Mendelian ratio) is extensive in humans and well-documented in mice, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Our earlier studies on carriers of sponta...

    Authors: Patricia A Martin-DeLeon, Hong Zhang, Carlos R Morales, Yutong Zhao, Michelle Rulon, Barry L Barnoski, Hong Chen and Deni S Galileo

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:32

    Content type: Research

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  46. The effects of ovarian drilling on the serum levels of gonadotropins and androgens have been studied previously. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of ovarian drilling on the serum prolactin leve...

    Authors: Mohammad E Parsanezhad, Saeed Alborzi, Jaleh Zolghadril, Maryam Parsa-Nezhad, Gholamreza Keshavarzi, Gholamhossein R Omrani and Ernst H Schmidt

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:31

    Content type: Research

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